Åbo Akademi University is the Swedish-language multidisciplinary academic university in Finland. We contribute to society through general learning, education and new scientific knowledge.
All undergraduate (bachelor level) programmes at Åbo Akademi University are taught in Swedish. Please note that all programmes on the bachelor level at Åbo Akademi University require good knowledge of Swedish langauge prior to admission.
We currently offer 9 different international master programmes in a number of different fields. Our university is known for good teacher-student relations, small groups and good possibilities to get individual support within the studies.
Åbo Akademi University’s activities are characterized by our responsibilities related to Swedish-speaking Finland and by our international atmosphere. We are a familiar minority university with great ambitions regarding education and research, and we have set high standards for boundary-crossing (co-)operation. Old academic traditions and modern innovations exist side by side, which lends our university its unique atmosphere. Join us and work for a better world!
The Career Services offer personal career counseling where we focus on identifying your skills and abilities and can give suggestions on how to efficiently look for suitable positions. You can also choose to make a person profile analysis (SLG Thomas) in combination with the counseling.
Students apply for housing themselves. Remember to start applying for housing in time! When applying for housing you should read your e-mail daily in order to be able to confirm the accommodation offer in time. If you fail to confirm the accommodation offer in time, your housing offer will be cancelled. None of these housing options are run by the university – we are only affiliated with them.
Åbo Akademi University Library is open to the public. You’ll need a library card to use our services.
ICT Services (ICT) is responsible for the IT-infrastructure at the University, including user´s accounts, e-mail, work stations, server computers and user support. Some of our software agreements cover the home user´s computer as well.
Degree students in Åbo and in Vasa have access to Finnish Student Health Services. As a Student Union member you have access to the health services. The health care fee is not part of the student union fee but instead the fee is paid to FPA (KELA). The Student Health Care Services offers:
The university is spread across two main campuses: one in the city of Åbo (‘Turku’ in Finnish) and the other in the city of Vasa (‘Vaasa’ in Finnish). Which campus you study at will depend on your chosen programme, but both campuses are recognised equally on an international level for their contributions to research, as well as their overall excellence in the world of academia.
Student Union Membership is compulsory by law, but the benefits it brings are worth it.In order to be registered as present and have the right to study, receive credits and have your study results registered, you must pay the Student union fee.
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